What we'll do
Though Mike has been working with WordPress since 2008, he didn’t consider himself a true professional until 2012. That’s when he started his first job focused not only on WordPress, but also as a WordPress.com VIP client. In this session, Mike will cover what he learned (and unlearned) by working with the talented VIP developers at Automattic, and why it was vital to building and maintaining high-traffic, enterprise-level WordPress sites that are secure and perform well.
All are welcome, but this session is aimed at beginner to mid-level WordPress developers, or experienced developers that are new to WordPress.
Mike Auteri is a Senior Software Engineer at Penske Media Corporation (PMC) who leads development for many well-known publishing brands on WordPress.com VIP. He’s contributed a few lines of code to WordPress core, written a couple plugins, and is a co-organizer of the WordPress Montclair Meetup and WordCamp Montclair. A New Jersey native, Mike lives not 4 blocks from a house featured in the Sopranos. Mike is a fan of good beer, hot sauce, and an avid fencer 🤺.
We order pizza and have beers in the fridge. If you'd like to partake, bring a few bucks to help offset the cost and to put in the kitty towards Meetup space upkeep and rent.